Hyper Think

Thoughts on all things tech from DXC’s distinguished technologists

How to foster innovation by empowering your employees


At DXC we continually encourage our people to “innovate,” but how does one define innovation and what does it really mean? Personally, I think it is an overused term and one that often lacks agreement of definition. Is it any different from  “research and development,” which has traditionally been the vaguely defined term for innovative […]

How CPG companies can get the most out of their hybrid cloud journey


Cloud is no longer just a theoretical concept for retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies. Many have already spent a significant amount of time and resources transforming data centers and implementing private cloud technologies. Increasingly, their sights are set on hybrid cloud – a key element of their digital transformation journeys that combines the […]

Winning strategies for using open source and intellectual property

The terms “open source” and “intellectual property” (IP) appear, on the surface, to be opposites. The purpose of this blog is to examine this and understand how and when to use open source and IP. At the simplest level, IP in a corporation means that output created by employees is owned by the organisation, and […]

Eight keys to digital supply chain success


Supply chains are present everywhere. From the largest global enterprises to our own households, everybody is involved in the supply chain. In the consumer packaged goods industry, we need to think about supply chains in terms of order management, planning, manufacturing, and physical (or software-based) distribution of the product or service – but the key […]

Leadership through humility

In the book, “Humility is the New Smart,” authors Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig examine how technology can effectively replace what was once the monopoly of the human race with robots, machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks (and the list goes on). Our authors suggest technology will replace 47 percent of American jobs (there is […]

Having the right digital mindset

“Digital” is used as a title to cover the current business and computing era. Being “digital” is about having the right mindset. There is no magic course or exam that you can take that will pronounce you as being “digital.” It’s how you apply yourself against the changing landscape of business and technology. There are many […]

Are you really Agile?

“Agile” is most definitely one of those words that is used liberally in sales brochures, delivery reports and, in fact, any form of communication that is attempting to show the reader that the team at hand is working “differently.” Under the banner of Agile are a number of “processes” — although we have to be […]

Welcome to the new workplace of ‘me’


This point in history combines a unique set of circumstances. It’s Moore’s Law meets the internet — a concoction of velocity and connectedness we’ve never had before. Umpteen years ago, we could have said something similar about the steam engine and the industrial revolution — new possibilities abound. The possibilities today come from our connectedness […]

As data becomes the new currency, here’s how to tap into its value


Companies thriving in the digital age don’t see data as mere “digital exhaust” belching out from transactional systems. Instead, they view data as a prized enterprise asset that can help them to monetize opportunities, improve productivity, engage more meaningfully with their stakeholders, and respond to threats. Data has become the new currency, but how can […]

Z is for zabeta

We made it! This is the final post in my series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. “Zabeta” is a British word meaning tariff or tax. “The robots are coming! So is the tax!” […]